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Event provides St. Louis and Illinois area girls

with the prom of a lifetime

Is your closet full of dresses you no longer wear? Now, you can clean your closet, help the environment and give back to high school girls by recycling your special occasion dresses.

 


Fairy Glam Project, a partnership between Nspire 2 Dream and clothing recycler USAgain, is now collecting dresses to donate to young girls in need of a prom dress for that special occasion.

Fairy Glam Project provides St. Louis and Illinois high school juniors and seniors facing financial hardships with an opportunity to select a new or gently used prom dress at no cost.

Dresses may be dropped off at green and white USAgain bins located throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area. The process is simple for donors - bag your surplus dresses, label the bag PROM with a permanent marker and drop off the dresses in the local USAgain bins. For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit www.usagain.com orwww.nspire2dream.org.

All collected dresses will be made available at a dress boutique at North Technical High School 1700 Derhake Road in Florissant, on March 12 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Potential shoppers must fill out an application and submit a reference to confirm financial hardship. Application and qualification details are also available at www.nspire2dream.org

What started off as just an opportunity to help a few girls, has turned into one of the most anticipated events of the prom season. “Each year, this event has increased in popularity and we have added partners such as Dillard’s and Mid Rivers Mall,” said Nspire 2 Dream Founder and Executive Director, Nikole Shurn-Perkins. “We are so excited to be partnering once again with USAgain this year. It is these partnerships that help us make dreams come true.”

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw out 85 percent of their clothing, amounting to more than 11 million tons of textiles that take up valuable landfill space.

“Communities have the opportunity to help the environment by keeping these dresses out of landfills while also performing a good deed for those in need,” said USAgain CEO Mattias Wallander. “Not everyone has the luxury of purchasing a new prom dress, so we view this program as a “win win” for all involved.

About Fairy Glam Project:

The Fairy Glam Project is a program of Nspire 2 Dream. Nspire 2 Dream is a 501c3 organization dedicated to empowering, educating and equipping young people to live healthy, happy, successful lives and grow up to become responsible adults, despite the current and future challenges they may face. The Fairy Glam Project’s mission is to “grant prom wishes one dress at a time”. To date, the Fairy Glam Project has helped over 300 girls dream of attending their prom a reality.

About USAgain:

USAgain, a for-profit company, offers a convenient, no-cost alternative to dispose of surplus clothing and shoes by collecting unwanted items in its green and white bins. USAgain diverted nearly 5.7 million pounds of surplus textiles in Missouri in 2015, which prevented 1,236 garbage trucks full of clothing from going to landfills. By diverting these 5,711,086 pounds of textiles, USAgain and its patrons prevented 86 million pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, saved more than 13 billion gallons of water, and 30,920 cubic yards of landfill space.